Welcome to Cat Faqts!

We are so glad you’re here!

Cat Faqts is owned and operated by myself (Carrie) and my wife, Hillary, and overseen by a team of 3 incredible cats. They are Jack, Jefe, and Binx, and one very managerial black lab named Alby who thinks he is a cat, judging by the amount of cat food he manages to steal.

I do most of the writing here, but the entire team is involved in day to day operations, topics, product testing and reviews, and more.

This website was inspired by my love of cats and lifelong cat ownership.

In fact, there has never been a time in my life where I haven’t had a cat, as far back as I can remember. My first childhood memory is a memory of heartbreak from around age 5 when my moms long-time cat Boots passed away from old age.

Later, my mom ran a cattery while I was growing up and we always had many cats around. I think they’re the most magnificent creatures on planet earth, and this blog has been a dream on the back-burner for many years. I created a cat blog called Declawing Alternatives back in 2017, but I didn’t have time for it at the time so it fizzled out.

Why We Began Cat Faqts

However, when one of the most important members of our family, Jack, became critically ill, the dream was ushered into reality.

Jack became sick with feline pancreatitis. Feline pancreatitis a common condition that my wife and I didn’t really know much about. He promptly received vet care and we did everything the vets instructed us to do, but he got even sicker.

He slowly started refusing to eat and if we found a food he liked, he would only eat it once and then refuse it. This went on for a week or more – until we’d spent hundreds testing different cat foods and ultimately had to syringe feed him.

But he was a chunky boy and he lost a lot of weight… way too fast.

Jack developed fatty liver, or hepatic lipidosis, AND refeeding syndrome which is a critical electrolyte imbalance that requires hospitalization.

Each time the hospital got him stabilized and improving and then sent home, he got sicker and had to go back. It was like 1 step forward and 2 steps back.

After an agonizing month of syringe feeding, feeding tubes, hospitalizations, thousands of dollars, crying, worrying, and obsessing over him, Jack’s body couldn’t handle anymore.

Our sweet angel boy took his last breath on November 7th, 2022, and a part of each of us died with him that day.

Jacks death was a shock to our entire family – he was only 3 years old. Up until the morning he died, we thought he was going to survive. Even our vet gave a “guardedly optimistic” prognosis. He was a beautiful, happy, silly, spunky boy, and his illness came out of nowhere.

Although it couldn’t have been truly prevented, there were many things about parts of his illness that are common in cats but we had no knowledge of.

One night while we were missing Jack while he was in the hospital (before he passed), Hillary and I were talking about his condition and how we wish we would have known more sooner.

We both talked about how we wished more people not only talked about cats and how great they are, but also what their behaviors mean, things to look out for, and educational topics.

We both felt frustrated at the lack of information about cats and we frequently talk about how cats are greatly misunderstood.

How many people have you ever heard say they’re “not a cat person” because cats are mean, have attitudes, or are “too selfish”? If you’re a cat person like we are, you know that those statements are so far from the truth. Cats are delicate, sensitive, and misunderstood.

Have you ever noticed the pet world seems to be set up primarily for dog people?

Canines dominate the pet medical literature, pet stores have aisles and aisles of dog food, treats, toys, and beds, while cat products get the tiniest back corner of the store.

And don’t get me wrong, we love dogs so much!

But it’s no secret that cats get the short end of the stick all the time.

They’re misunderstood, under-represented, and they have so much to offer the world!

So we took our dream of creating Cat Faqts off the back-burner and here we are.

I’ve always dreamed of one day helping rescue cats . But running a rescue or even becoming a foster isn’t a realistic possibility for us, at least not at this point in time.

But we CAN help cats through the internet, content, and education, and that’s what we’re here to do!

What You’ll Find on Cat Faqts

  • Cat Faqs and Facts
  • Cat Care Tips
  • Product Tests and Reviews by our dedicated team of fabulous felines
  • Cat Health Tips and FAQ
  • Fun Stuff like Breed Q&As, Memes, and More
  • Resources for Cat Owners
  • Cat Product Buying Guides

And much more!

Cat Faqts is a burgeoning and growing resource and we are open to contributors!

If you want to contribute an article or opinion piece to Cat Faqts, reach out with your ideas.

Meet The Team

From left to right: Jefe, Jack, Binx